Reshaping Trade through Women's Economic Empowerment

A CIGI Essay Series

Series Contributors

Oonagh E. Fitzgerald Susana Malcorra François-Philippe Champagne Arancha González Nursel Aydiner-Avsar Chiara Piovani Diane Elson Marzia Fontana Rohini Acharya Patricia Goff Maria Panezi Stephanie Honey Arjan de Haan Balakrishnan Rajagopal Cherise Valles Mona Pinchis-Paulsen Meg Kinnear Otylia Babiak Julia Seiermann Simonetta Zarrilli Debra Steger Luz María de la Mora Anastassia Beliakova Susan Baka

About the Series

At the December 2017 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, 118 WTO members joined forces to conclude the Declaration on Trade and Women's Economic Empowerment. These members agreed to work together to develop best practices on how to apply gender-based analysis to domestic economic policy and international trade policy to encourage female entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, remove barriers to women's participation in trade, and develop useful gender statistics and research. In this series of commentaries, experts in trade, development and women's rights explore opportunities and challenges in realizing the declaration's goal of economic empowerment of women through inclusion in domestic and international trade.

In the Series